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Pet lifespans vary

JimG72JimG72 Posts: 1,132 Member
edited November 2017 in Expansion Packs
I've seen in several places that pet lifespans for the puppy/kitten and adult stages are:

Puppy/Kitten -- Adult
1.5 Days -- 12 Days -- Short
3 Days -- 24 Days -- Normal
12 Days -- 96 Days --Long

This is incorrect. They have no fixed number of days.

I tested this out with the control mod that allows you to see the ages of pets. I took 3 groups of 7 pets with a mix of 3-4 dogs/cats each. These were all newly created in CAP. I checked ages as puppies/kittens and then immediately aged them to adults in CAS/CAP to check ages again. Here's what I found:

There are definitely no set ages for pets....they all varied along a range. Also, cats have consistently longer lifespans. Here are the numbers that I saw:

Puppies/Kittens:

Short Lifespan: 0-1 days
Normal Lifespan: 1-2 days
Long Lifespan: 4-6 days for dogs; 5-6 days for cats

Keep in mind that there are still the additional days before the auto-aging kicks in once they are ready to age up. On long, this is typically 4 extra days. So that's why puppies and kittens generally age up after around 9-10 days total on long. For short, you're looking at somewhere between 1-2 days total and on normal, you're looking at 2-3 days total.

Dogs/Cats (Adult):

Short Lifespan: 9-10 days for dogs; 11-12 days for cats
Normal Lifespan: 17-20 days for dogs; 21-24 days for cats
Long Lifespan: 69-79 days for dogs; 88-94 days for cats

These numbers do not include the extra day or days for auto-aging after the pet has filled their age bar. You shouldn't get more than 1 extra day on normal....but long lifespan should add 4 extra days to the above numbers before the auto-aging takes place.

As with regular sims, the number of days for elder pets varies and I didn't test them.

Comments

  • Rae357Rae357 Posts: 787 Member
    My puppy just took 12 days to age up on long lifespan. I believe someone else may have commented that there puppy/kitten took 14 days.
  • JimG72JimG72 Posts: 1,132 Member
    The extra days for auto-aging on long will vary because the lifespans vary.
  • leo3487leo3487 Posts: 3,568 Member
    but no match pets lifespan with sims lifespan?
  • icmnfrshicmnfrsh Posts: 15,323 Member
    I was playing on normal and my puppy aged in just a little over a day so yeah, I think that's just about right
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  • JimG72JimG72 Posts: 1,132 Member
    leo3487 wrote: »
    but no match pets lifespan with sims lifespan?

    Nope.....the lifespans are different for pets...they are shorter. If you create human sims, they all have the exact same number of days until age up based on whether you pick short, normal or long aging. For the pets, with the number of days for aging revealed by the mod, they all showed a different numbers of days for each pet.
  • CinebarCinebar Posts: 29,791 Member
    JimG72 wrote: »
    leo3487 wrote: »
    but no match pets lifespan with sims lifespan?

    Nope.....the lifespans are different for pets...they are shorter. If you create human sims, they all have the exact same number of days until age up based on whether you pick short, normal or long aging. For the pets, with the number of days for aging revealed by the mod, they all showed a different numbers of days for each pet.

    Was it breed related?
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  • dallymunoz21dallymunoz21 Posts: 70 Member
    I'm sorry to put this question here but for some reason I can't post new threads, how often do the pets get sick?
  • JimG72JimG72 Posts: 1,132 Member
    Cinebar wrote: »

    Was it breed related?

    Nope...just tried creating 7 of the same breed and they had varying lifespans.
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